Here’s what I’ve done for the last 9 months. This is one giant baby.

HP ConvergedSystem 900 for SAP HANA

Well, it’s not only what I’ve done, but a bunch of really talented, smart people who are just passionately focused on executing.  We launched 3 scale-up sizes optimized for Business Suite on HANA, and a bunch of scale-out sizes for BWoH.  It’s been a brutal ride, but we have a lot to be proud of now.

Hewlett-Packard IT

I work for HP now.  And, I’m no longer in product management.  In fact, I’m in a whole new world…IT! 

In my career, I’ve sold to high-tech organizations, built software products intended to solve IT’s problems, and even been certified in ITIL v3 (IT best practices).  But, I’ve never worked in IT.  I’ve never felt the pain of an IT professional.

Well, now I can say that I’ve walked in IT’s shoes.  Sometimes, I want to give them back and run, barefoot, the other direction.  😉  But, I will persevere.  Partly because I need to have this experience on my resume.  Partly because the problems IT organizations have are pretty hefty and sometimes impossible. 

It’s a good thing that I like impossible.